A great time was had at Disability Peterboroughs: Disability Awareness Month, raising awareness of LPUK and dwarfism.
Huge thank you to the Serpentine Green and Inspire Peterborough for organising the event and inviting LPUK to take part.
The event is taking place during the whole month of March, where there has been, and will continue to be, a number of charities, support groups and organisations raising awareness of their particular disability and highlighting the services available in Peterborough.
LPUK volunteers went along to the day and spoke to many people, to raise awareness of the support we provide and increase the profile of people with dwarfism in the wider community. The day was a great success and we look forward to attending more in the future.
If you are interested in learning what other services are available in Peterborough, the event is continuing throughout March and more details can be found on their Facebook page.
A great time was had by everyone who attended the two Little People UK 5th Birthday Celebrations this year. Thanks to everyone who came, we look forward to seeing you for next years event and celebrating 6 years of LPUK!
This year LPUK celebrated a little differently, by holding two events in two different areas of the country. One was in Milton Keynes, and another at Lea Green Outdoor Activity Centre, in Derbyshire.
We are research members of the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Science of the University of Birmingham and we are exploring the promotion of exercise among disabled people, in particular those who are currently not doing any exercise but who would like to become active.
Exercise can provide many physical and mental benefits, regardless whether one is disabled or not. Arguably, exercise is even more important for people with disabilities as it may help with their daily living.
Unfortunately, many disabled people experience barriers to becoming physically active, such as not knowing what adapted activities they could do or where to find them. This is where we hope to make a difference. Through our research, we hope to identify strategies that can successfully help promote exercise among disabled people and in turn improve their physical and even mental health.